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Sunday, December 30, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Mis-counted. I guess one will have a border after all., a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.
Mis-counted. I guess one will have a border after all.
I'm about to start sewing - just have to get off the computer.
I spent far too long shopping for fabric already this morning! It takes just as long to remove as it does to add fabric - go figure. At the end of the day I got scrap bags instead of 1/2 yards. Hopefully that will give me more variety & more useable pieces. (I really wanted to buy fat quarters or even long quarters...)
& I am going to some Amish shops on Monday...
While I huddled inside hiding from the snow/freezing rain/hail/sleet/whatever they actually called that frozen precipitation.
I did sew. I finished the purple B blocks & started the A blocks! (I even finished 2 A blocks.)
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
That about sums it up...
Meanwhile, I have pressed my units. Not sure why I procrastinate that job? I should treat it like my workout. Get up, get dressed, go to the gym, do it & then have the rest of the day to do whatever...
Second set of B blocks. Also in need of a good pressing., a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.
Second set of B blocks. Also in need of a good pressing.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
So I finished my B Blocks & realized that my A block border was not going to be what I envisioned, so I decided to make a second quilt.
I did some math & boy oh boy was I wrong!
I have all of my sets ready to piece the second set of B blocks & some of the ones for the A blocks, but it did not "look" like enough & there were quite a few "sets of 3" left over...
I need 200 more squares! I have no idea how I was so far off. I figured from this box, I only needed roughly 200 - which I promptly added. Oh well, I have the scraps...
Friday, December 21, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Quilt 2! This is enough for 24 A blocks.
But a 70 x 96-ish quilt only uses 17 A blocks. That leaves 7x49 or 343 printed squares for B blocks. (There are 18 B blocks & they would use @ 29 printed squares or 522 in total, luckily I have a bin full of more squares!)
While I am doing math at 6 in the morning, I need to pull about 179 squares out of that bin.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Picture a scene...
Mommy in bed drfiting off to sleep while watching a little youtube on her laptop. In the background she can see the faint glow of light & the faint sound of reading in the next room.
Husband hears the same thing and says, "Should I tell him to go to bed?" Mommy replies, "yes." moments before she drifts off to sleep.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
My fingers got ahead of me & I missed "blogger" when uploading this picture. (Which is why I took the photo of the other B block.)
Since this has a definite pattern, I decided to do these first. :o)
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
They have an interesting article on 12 discussing many different 12 items from the etymology of the word twelve to art theory & games.
They I went to try to find a "this day in history" angle.
Not a darn thing worth mentioning :o) (I was hoping for something cool on December 12, 1912...)
Someone famous enough to be mentioned in wikipedia (Geoffrey, Archbishop of York) was born on December 12, 1212 - I wonder if that was as cool then a it is now?
As an aside, I haven't been "in" blogger in so long it is completely foreign to me - I hope this works.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Pretty big deal. I haven't sewn in about 6 months!, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.
Pretty big deal. I haven't sewn in about 6 months!
I love reading. That's what he said 2 hours after bed time..., a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.
I love reading. That's what he said 2 hours after bed time...
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, December 09, 2012
Friday, December 07, 2012
She doesn't want to have anything to do with him?
I think if I were gone for something like 24 hours that she would go to one of the males for some attention. If I'm around - no go!
So while the boys are in Florida, she will be happy as a clam. (Until I forget to feed her, give her water, or change her box. I am such a bad momma, but they love me anyway.)
Thursday, December 06, 2012
I have to get this down before I forget.
Last night after dinner I took a slice of banana bread. I was told by my resident 3 footer that banana bread is only for breakfast & snack.
He had a definite list of 3 things that are for dessert - cupcakes & two other things...
(not pie) So I asked, "What about pie?" The he agreed that pie is dessert too & he waxed on poetically about cherry pie.
The best part, I am not sure that he has ever had cherry pie!
He did not have a slice - which also suprised me. (They are all officially past 1/2 gone by now.)
While it is a supremely horrible photo, this is the whole quilt for the close-up that I shared yesterday. The acorn block is the lower left block.
I kind of want to work on my BAQ - I'm sure by the time I get home in the evening that feeling will have subsided. I usually does. Heck I have a pile of strips that I need to sub-cut into squares & I haven't done that. I mention that because while I may not be sewing, I have been cutting.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
need to feel inadequate about yout quilting, embroidery, or applique skills, just go to a quilt show. This was a local show mind you not a big juried affair with huge pots of prize money...
Luckily my BAQ does not have any acorns or I would be feeling super inadequate right now... All those french knots are rather perfect for an acorn though...
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
My Baltimore Album will not have quilting like this. It will be long armed & then it probably won't be "super fancy."
I do love this type of quilting though... I just have to piece something worthy - know what I mean?
Maybe my cat applique - nah.
Monday, December 03, 2012
New York Beauty quilts.
I love them! But I will never make one... So I photograph them a lot.
In the camera rests a cute shot of my little reader. Not so cut at 10 p.m. which is several hours after his bed time & several hours after his mommy was fast asleep, he had 1/2 the books off of the book case in his room...